In short: Good half at this time of year. a good bench mark for future events In full: Organisation- Fantastic Course- challenging Support-best ever goody bag- different but welcome beer and mars bar Would say it is tough for beginners and those who not done suffient training. Date of review: January 17, 2010
In short: Undoubtably one of the best races in the country In full: Found it hard out there today despite being perfect conditions . Course is unforgiving if you are not 100% fit and the poor weather for the last 2 weeks didn't help . About 2 minutes down on last years time but what the hell . Date of review: January 17, 2010
In short: Superb!!!!!!! In full: Thank you ssoooooo much to everyone involved in this race. Ran like clockwork from even before the start to well after the finish (Park'n'ride was a great idea to ease the congestion in the village and didn't feel like an inconveniance at all) Lovely course with nothing too challenging. Loads of great marshalls (loved the dog in his marshalls jacket too!!) Thank you so much to all the supporters along the route with a very special mention to the three girls at about 10/11 miles who just didn't stop screaming and shouting...what a great boost!! Fabulous goody bag with just the essentials and nothing for the bin - bottle of beer, quality medal in its own display case, bar of chocolate and bottle of beer - what more do you need???!!! All in all - a credit to everyone involved!!! Date of review: January 17, 2010
In short: Fantastic Race In full: Canâ€™t rate this high enough for organisation, pre race instructions and communications excellent, on the day, fantastic.
Plenty of friendly Marshalls, nice to see so many young people helping out and being so supportive all along the route.
Itâ€™s amazing and great to see how much the organisers put into this event. All runs should be organised as well as this, it really is a gold standard event. Good facilities and refreshments etc laid on for the waiting spectators too.
Lovely course, even though I struggled a bit myself. Enjoyed the spot prize, a good pair of Asics gloves and as soon as my bottle of beer has cleared I will be downing it in one go!
In short: well organised and marshalled -a recommended race In full: fortunate to have such a beautiful and ideal day weather wise. three coaches ferrying people was good. Plenty of loos :o) some great enthusiastic marshalling/supporters on route. good water/orange stops. chance afterwards for food, hot drinks, and a beer! medal good quality Bottle of local beer a nice change to a trashy cotton t shirt! well done organisers. Date of review: January 17, 2010
In short: The sun gods shone down on Helsby today. After the bad weather of the last 2 weeks the course was in great condition. Well marshalled again and great first half marathon for 2010 Date of review: January 17, 2010